I am asking that question having in mind the following paper: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0370269314009381 Now, reading Brian Koberlein blog, I saw his take on the model I've presented earlier. https://briankoberlein.com/2015/02/10/beginning/ In there, he says: "The model predicts that the universe had no beginning. It existed forever as a kind of quantum potential before “collapsing” into the hot dense state we call the big bang." So I would like an explanation on what that means. Would I be wrong to say that the "quantum potential" can be conceptualized as a body of water and the "collapse" as that body of water freezing?